small business

Small business owners remain guarded in their outlook for the U.S. economy and for their own sales according to the monthly report from the National Federation of Independent Business.
Small business optimism rose less than economists expected in February following a big tumble in January primarily due to the partial government shutdown that had begun in late December.
Small business optimism dropped by more than three points in January just six months after posting a record high.
Small business optimism dipped slightly month over month in December, and the year ended with a record number of job openings, stronger plans to create more jobs, and more investment in inventory.
Small business owners' optimism flagged in November, dropping nearly three points on the National Federation of Independent Business optimism index. Expectations for improvement in the U.S. economy...
Small business optimism is slowly retreating from all-time highs posted in August, but the National Federation of Independent Business sees continued economic and employment growth through the end of...
The National Federation of Independent Business reported Tuesday that small-business optimism dipped slightly in September from a 45-year record high in August.
Small business owners are more optimistic than ever. The National Federation of Independent Businesses reported Tuesday morning the highest optimism reading in the 45-year history of the group's...
The National Federation of Independent Business reported Tuesday morning that its small business optimism index rose to its second-highest reading in 45 years. Finding qualified employees remains the...
The National Federation of Small Business' optimism index in May reached its second-highest level since such data was first reported in 1973. It's the second time this year the index has come close...
The National Federation of Independent Business reported this morning that small business optimism remains high. Finding and hiring qualified employees is becoming a sharper problem however.
Small business start-ups reached an 11-quarter high, according to Challenger, Gray & Christmas. Confidence in the economy and easier access to loans are among the reasons for the surge.
Small business optimism fell by about three points in March as employers look to restrict capital spending and increasing inventories. Labor costs are rising also.
The National Federation of Independent Business reported Tuesday morning that small business optimism reached its second-highest level ever last month.
The National Federation of Independent Business reported a month-over-month increase of two points in its January optimism index.